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The Next Lunar Eclipse: Night Of The Red Moon!

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A total eclipse of the Moon will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (See exact times below.) The event will be visible in North and South America and may be seen without binoculars or telescopic equipment—even through the haze of a big cities! Unlike an eclipse of the Sun, no eye protection will be needed. Read on.

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April’s Birthstone – Diamond

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The diamond is April's birthstone. Its name comes from the Greek word, “adamas,” meaning unconquerable and indestructible. What makes it so special? Learn about its legendary hardness, unmatched sparkle, and mysterious folklore. We explain why ancient Egyptians wore diamonds on their ring fingers and other surprising facts about this rare gem. Read on.

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Are Grasshoppers Good or Bad?

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Grasshoppers seem like fun, nice bugs, but they aren't so good for your garden. For many cultures, they are a symbol of abundance and courage, but in reality they are generally considered to be pests. Want to learn how to safeguard your garden from them? Read more important info after the jump.

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March’s Birthstone – Aquamarine

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Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Its name is Latin for “seawater,” which describes its blue-green color and relates to its ancient oceanic mythology. Coined by the ancient Greeks as “the sailor’s gem,” its presence on a ship was believed to appease the mighty sea god, Poseidon, who in turn would calm rough waters and

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Grow Vegetables In Dry Climates

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Yes, you can grow vegetables in dry climates or during droughts. Here is a list of the best vegetables to plant, as well as tips on how to keep things growing during dry conditions. Xeriscaping is a fancy word for a method of landscaping in dry climates. In addition to employing water conservation techniques, it

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Plants You Can Grow In The Shade

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Is there such thing as a shade plant? Sure, that shady spot is a welcome respite especially during the Dog Days of Summer, but that same sun-hidden area can present a gardening challenge. The first step to figuring out shade plant options is understanding what type of shade you have. All shade is not equal.

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